Mobility Grant Guide

Goal: An STSM targets to bring together experimental and theoretical/computational scientists
Open call (deadlines):
    • Since the COST action has ended, all calls are closed.
Duration: Minimum: one week (5 working days); Maximum: 3 months
Financial support: Up to 90 euros for the daily allowance. Up to 400 euros for the travel expenses. The total quantity of a STSM shall not exceed 2500 euros.
Applicants: PhD Students, Post Docs, Staff members in an institution located in a COST Country of our Action
Home & host institutions: Institutions located in a COST Country of our Action
How to apply?: Applications shall be made on-line through the page: (select MP-1207)
The completed file as an email attachment together with all relevant documents for adequate assessment should be sent to the STSM host institution and to the STSM coordinator (
Criteria: The criteria used for assessment of applications are:
  • Full workplan, including proposed contribution to the scientific objectives of the COST Action,
    2 pages maximum
  • CV, 1 page maximum
  • List of publications from last 5 years
  • Short support letter from home Institution
  • Short letter of invitation/agreement of the host institution
When submitting an application, please take into consideration that in the remaining time STSMs are preferably supported which
  • cover research not supported by other programs,
  • are new in the sense that they are not a continuation of former STSMs' work,
  • are submitted by applicants not participating in an STSM (in this action) before,
  • involve a combination of theory, computation, and experimental practice
STSM committee
  • Péter Balázs, Univ. Szeged, Hungary (STSM coordinator)
  • Emmanuelle Gouillart, CNRS, France
  • Diego Dreossi, Elettra Synchrotron, Italy
After the STSM The grantee is required to submit a short scientific report to the host institution (for information) and MC Chair (or to the STSM coordinator) for approval within 30 days after the end date of the STSM containing:
  • Purpose of the STSM;
  • Description of the work carried out during the STSM;
  • Description of the main results obtained;
  • Future collaboration with the host institution (if applicable);
  • Foreseen publications/articles resulting from the STSM (if applicable);
  • Confirmation by the host institution of the successful execution of the STSM;
  • Other comments (if any).
The failure to submit the scientific report within 30 days will effectively cancel the grant; The MC Chair (or the STSM coordinator) is responsible for approving the scientific report and informing the Grant Holder that the STSM has been successfully accomplished; After receipt of the approval by email, the Grant Holder will execute the payment of the grant.